As executives leave DeKalb Medical, hospital says there is no investigation into finances
DeKalb Medical recently confirmed the departure of its CEO, John A. Shelton, and the appointment of local attorney Bob Wilson to replace him. The hospital also confirmed it had laid off 60 employees and will not fill an additional 80 vacancies.
But there have been even more changes at DeKalb Medical, Decaturish has learned. The COO and CFO have left the organization. A spokesperson for DeKalb Medical said that there is not financial mismanagement in the organization, but said the hospital was not meeting its revenue goals.
Spokesperson Cheryl Iverson said, “The performance clearly has not been what the board was hoping and I think it’s fair to say changes occurred because of that.”
Dane Henry resigned as COO on Nov. 11. John Katsianis resigned as CFO in August after giving notice in May, Iverson said.
A board member, Dennis Byerly, resigned last month, she said.
Iverson said she received other inquiries about fraud or an ongoing investigation into the finances of DeKalb Medical, but said there’s nothing like that going on. She noted that the new CEO, Bob Wilson, spent 12 years as a District Attorney for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit.
“He knows a little bit about investigations,” she said. “There’s not an investigation going on.”